Author Archive: Michel

Michel is the founder of Success Fuel for Managers. He is an author, speaker and consultant focusing on topics relevant to Managers and aspiring Managers in businesses of all sizes who want to get results, get attention, and get ahead.
He is also a contributor to Forbes and AllBusiness Experts .
Michel is available for speaking engagements, training and consulting. Connect with him or send an
email.

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Does your Email Address make your Small Business look Mickey Mouse?

Does your Email Address make your Small Business look Mickey Mouse?

Even if you’re working in a small company or SME or are working on your own as an enterpreneur, you don’t have to look small and unsophisticated. Image is important in business, particularly for those you want to do business with. About Michel TheriaultMichel is the founder of Success Fuel for Managers. He is an […]

About Michel Theriault

Michel is the founder of Success Fuel for Managers. He is an author, speaker and consultant focusing on topics relevant to Managers and aspiring Managers in businesses of all sizes who want to get results, get attention, and get ahead. He is also a contributor to Forbes and AllBusiness Experts . Michel is available for speaking engagements, training and consulting. Connect with him or send an email.

By August 8, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
Pay For Performance Gone Wrong

Pay For Performance Gone Wrong

If you’ve read my past material on performance management and KPI’s, you know research shows that financial incentives (and penalties) can drive the wrong behavior in your staff and suppliers. I’ve seen it personally and research shows it. We don’t have to see evidence just in one industry – it’s everywhere. I found a recent […]

About Michel Theriault

Michel is the founder of Success Fuel for Managers. He is an author, speaker and consultant focusing on topics relevant to Managers and aspiring Managers in businesses of all sizes who want to get results, get attention, and get ahead. He is also a contributor to Forbes and AllBusiness Experts . Michel is available for speaking engagements, training and consulting. Connect with him or send an email.

By July 2, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
Put the “I” back in Team

Put the “I” back in Team

Like all populist trends, the term ‘There is no I in Team’ is a meaningless phrase more likely to lead you astray than provide you with a successful management philosophy. About Michel TheriaultMichel is the founder of Success Fuel for Managers. He is an author, speaker and consultant focusing on topics relevant to Managers and […]

About Michel Theriault

Michel is the founder of Success Fuel for Managers. He is an author, speaker and consultant focusing on topics relevant to Managers and aspiring Managers in businesses of all sizes who want to get results, get attention, and get ahead. He is also a contributor to Forbes and AllBusiness Experts . Michel is available for speaking engagements, training and consulting. Connect with him or send an email.

By June 29, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
Don’t Abdicate Your Responsibility For Quality

Don’t Abdicate Your Responsibility For Quality

Managing quality is an important part of the job, but all too often managers set up a system and then expect the system to ensure Quality. This is often what happens with popular ISO Quality systems. Set it up, get your bragging rights, then put it on autopilot. About Michel TheriaultMichel is the founder of […]

About Michel Theriault

Michel is the founder of Success Fuel for Managers. He is an author, speaker and consultant focusing on topics relevant to Managers and aspiring Managers in businesses of all sizes who want to get results, get attention, and get ahead. He is also a contributor to Forbes and AllBusiness Experts . Michel is available for speaking engagements, training and consulting. Connect with him or send an email.

By June 15, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
Network for your Career Like the Internet, Not the Intranet

Network for your Career Like the Internet, Not the Intranet

Succcess in your career, whether you’re an aspiring manager or trying to climb the ladder, is more likely to come to you if you network. It may or may not give you leverage in the company you’re with, but it is an investment in your next job, and the path to promotions often involve changing […]

About Michel Theriault

Michel is the founder of Success Fuel for Managers. He is an author, speaker and consultant focusing on topics relevant to Managers and aspiring Managers in businesses of all sizes who want to get results, get attention, and get ahead. He is also a contributor to Forbes and AllBusiness Experts . Michel is available for speaking engagements, training and consulting. Connect with him or send an email.

By May 16, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
Measuring Staff Performance

Measuring Staff Performance

Most managers have no problem putting service levels, KPI’s and other measurement tools in place for service providers, but when it comes to their own staff performance, they don’t hold them to the same standards or manage their performance as effectively. About Michel TheriaultMichel is the founder of Success Fuel for Managers. He is an […]

About Michel Theriault

Michel is the founder of Success Fuel for Managers. He is an author, speaker and consultant focusing on topics relevant to Managers and aspiring Managers in businesses of all sizes who want to get results, get attention, and get ahead. He is also a contributor to Forbes and AllBusiness Experts . Michel is available for speaking engagements, training and consulting. Connect with him or send an email.

Are Your Instructions Confusing?

Are Your Instructions Confusing?

Managers are responsible for instructions for all types of processes, whether for their own operaitons or for their products or services. It’s usually important that whoever is reading them can follow them easily and accurately. Sometimes failure to follow instructions will be dangerous, sometimes it can be embarasing. It may result in an expensive call […]

About Michel Theriault

Michel is the founder of Success Fuel for Managers. He is an author, speaker and consultant focusing on topics relevant to Managers and aspiring Managers in businesses of all sizes who want to get results, get attention, and get ahead. He is also a contributor to Forbes and AllBusiness Experts . Michel is available for speaking engagements, training and consulting. Connect with him or send an email.

By February 2, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
Peeling the Onion – Asking Layers of Questions

Peeling the Onion – Asking Layers of Questions

Getting good answers and finding root causes you can act on takes some effort and some deep diving sometimes. Asking questions is the obvious way to get the information you need, however why stop at only one question or be satisfied with the answer. By asking deeper and deeper questions that build on the answers, […]

About Michel Theriault

Michel is the founder of Success Fuel for Managers. He is an author, speaker and consultant focusing on topics relevant to Managers and aspiring Managers in businesses of all sizes who want to get results, get attention, and get ahead. He is also a contributor to Forbes and AllBusiness Experts . Michel is available for speaking engagements, training and consulting. Connect with him or send an email.

By January 21, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
Appearances Influence our Decisions – Are you Surprised?

Appearances Influence our Decisions – Are you Surprised?

Appearances Influence our Decisions – Are You Surprised? During election campaigns, we’re supposed to make an informed decision based on information we collect before we vote. However, our brain isn’t always so rational. In a fraction of a second, we make sometimes irrational decisions, including who to vote for. Knowing this has important implications for […]

About Michel Theriault

Michel is the founder of Success Fuel for Managers. He is an author, speaker and consultant focusing on topics relevant to Managers and aspiring Managers in businesses of all sizes who want to get results, get attention, and get ahead. He is also a contributor to Forbes and AllBusiness Experts . Michel is available for speaking engagements, training and consulting. Connect with him or send an email.

By December 27, 2011 0 Comments Read More →